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Snapshot: Pass rates for competing HR certifications

More test-takers pass the Society for Human Resource Management’s basic Certified Professional exam than the HR Certification Institute’s similar Professional in Human Resources exam.

Just over half of workers satisfied with their jobs

The Conference Board’s latest survey on job satisfaction finds that 51% of U.S. employees feel overall satisfied with their jobs.

Snapshot: Who smokes marijuana, by age

A significant percentage of your workforce probably uses cannabis at least occasionally.

Almost half of HR managers have demoted someone

Promotions get all the career-progression glory, but what about the flip side? According to new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam, 46% of HR managers have seen someone at their organization slide down a rung on the career ladder.

Poll: Executives rate HR higher than others do

Executives think more highly of HR than managers do, and both give the function more love than nonmanagers do, according to a recent survey conducted by BambooHR.

Survey: 45% have gained weight in their current job

Is your current job making you fat? A new CareerBuilder survey finds that 57% of workers believe they are overweight, and 45% say they’ve gained weight at their present job.

Snapshot: Telecommuting is the new normal

More than two-thirds of employers permit some kind of telecommuting.

Most managers just tossed into the deep end

More than half (59%) of new managers receive no training at all on how to manage.

Successful in sweatpants? Remote work has pros, cons

Job seekers are enticed by work-from-home options but well aware of the pitfalls, suggests new research from global staffing firm Robert Half.

Snapshot: Summer jobs are paying real money

Gone are the days when a student’s summer job came with a minimum wage paycheck.